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Acacia leprosa 'Scarlet Blaze' (Cinnamon Wattle)

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Plant description

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Acacia 'Scarlet Blaze' is the famous red flowered wattle- a stand out in the normally yellow flowered Acacia family. The weeping habit of this medium shrub is also an attractive feature, and the leaves have a cinnamon fragrance when crushed. It is a hardy, low maintenance plant, that looks attractive without any pruning. The masses of  ball-shaped flowers appear in spring. Can be grown in sun to part shade, and is best on a moist soil with good drainage. Frost tolerant.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: red
Flowering season: spring

Plant size

Maximum height: 5 metres
Minimum height: 4 metres

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds, butterflies, insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: good native fertiliser.

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